Drs. Janet Rader, Kristina Kaljo awarded five-year NCI grant to expand cancer research pipeline
Janet Rader, MD, the Jack & Elaine Klieger Professor & Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Kristina Kaljo, PhD, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology, have been awarded a five-year National Institutes of Health R25 grant titled, “Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) for Underrepresented Minority Students.”
This prestigious grant will recruit underrepresented minority undergraduate students from surrounding institutions to participate in an eight-week summer cancer clinical trials research program. This knowledge and workforce development experience is grounded in principles of adult-learning and pedagogical content knowledge to immerse students in evidence-based medicine and research methodologies.
SPARCC also will engage students in a range of professional development opportunities to seek local and regional employment as well as advanced graduate degrees. The recruitment starts now.
Additional information is available on the Obstetrics Web page.